10 Awesome Baby Boomer Bloggers
Like a fine wine, some people just get better with age. These awesome baby boomer bloggers share their wisdom with the world through their powerfully written words and fascinating perspectives.
10 Awesome Baby Boomer Bloggers
Whether it’s fashion, food, travel or just blogging about aging, these baby boomer bloggers have caught our attention. They’re interesting, funny, talented — and, well, just plain entertaining.
Peruse their blogs and social media sites for some great information and a good read.
1. Elaine Ambrose
Elaine is an award-winning author, syndicated blogger, speaker and retreat organizer. She has won the hearts of her audience with her humorous books, including “Menopause Sucks” and “Midlife Cabernet” and is an internationally recognized syndicated blogger. She attracted more than 700,000 web hits on Huffington Post after posting an embarrassing, yet hilarious account about the time she ‘farted during an MRI’. Elaine professes that “laughter — with wine — is the best medicine” and continues to entertain her audiences in her comedic blog.
Elaine also created and owns Mill Park Publishing, an award-winning small publishing company that features local authors and donates proceeds from book sales to various charities. This talented lady maintains a consistent presence on a wide range of social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.
2. David Porter
David had dreams to retire at 50, so he and his wife sold their business on his birthday and moved to Arizona. Then the stock market collapse of 2008 wiped away 45% of their life savings. The devastated couple decided to reinvent themselves and embrace their passion for travel and started a travel blog, The Roaming Boomers.
In addition to David’s helpful and fascinating posts, the couple opened a travel agency in 2014 with destination visits information, group tours and travel planning. They are truly an inspiration! You can follow David on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.
3. Adele Horin
In her Coming of Age blog, Adele uses her social issues journalist background from Sydney Morning Herald to discuss some of the most hotly debated issues among baby boomers today. In this popular blog she explores how her generation is meeting the challenge of getting older, whether in their livelihood, caring for loved ones, battling ageism or just everyday obstacles.
Informative and enticing, you can follow this interesting lady on Twitter.
4. David Evans
Also knows as the “Grey Fox,” David Evans has made aging men sexier than ever with his fashion blog that features aging men. Even though he has no formal fashion experience, his Grey Fox blog offers a fashion and style blog to help men over forty decide what to wear and how to dress — and how to look dapper, of course. His background is in law and teaching, but has made quite a splash in his search for helping men like him find mature style with British-made menswear.
You can follow David on Twitter.
5. Cheryl Therrien
Also known as ‘Geek Grandma,’ this eclectic lady is a self professed mix of “techie, writer and wanna-be photographer” whose tag line “The Adventures of Geek Grandma” encompass all her passions—which also appear in her award-winning blog, Grandmother Diaries. She has a faithful following who tunes into her versatile (albeit, sometimes a little random) posts ranging from treadmill reviews to pointers on remembering to take your medication.
6. Joan Price
This senior ‘sexpert’ Better Than I Ever Expected blogger and author talks out lout about senior sex as an advocate for ageless sexuality. Her books, “The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50,” “Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud About Senior Sex,” and “Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk About Sex After Sixty” help readers identify and embrace aging gracefully and desirably. Joan received the Catalyst Award 2014 for “inspiring exceptional conversations in senior sexuality.”
You can follow her on Twitter.
7. John Schnappi
This courageous man was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2009 when he was 80 years old and he decided to use the diagnosis to give him a new focus and challenge. He uses his informative blog, Aging and Parkinson’s and Me to connect with others dealing with aging obstacles to share experiences and gain strength and hope.
You can follow John on Twitter.
8. Judy Freedman
Widowed at the age of 50, Judy is reinventing herself and sharing her experiences with her devoted readers. This talented lady blogs about life for women aged 50 and beyond in her blog, A Baby Boomer Woman’s Life After 50, to help them age gracefully in their journey post-midlife. She is a syndicated blogger and speaker and entices readers on subjects from beauty and fashion to health and wellness to travel and leisure.
9. Karen Burns-Booth
This talented blogger shares her cooking expertise in her deliciously artful blog, Lavender and Lovage. She spends her time between North Yorkshire and Southwest France and develops tasty recipes with beautiful pictures for her blog. From secret empanadas recipes to a British blackberry recipe round-up, her writing will definitely make your mouth water.
10. Peggy Browning
This interesting author and blogger for women over 50 adds a little humor and grace to the aging process. Her comical, yet honest approach to adventures after midlife intrigues readers through her books, including “The View Through My Rose-Colored Bifocals” and “The Big 5-0.” She also offers words of wisdom on teaching and traveling in “A Montanan’s Tales of Teaching and Traveling” as well as a cookbook with stories in “Heart & Soul Food.” Her blog, Peg’s Wonderful World has fun posts discussing timeless and not-so-timeless aging.
You can follow her on Twitter.
Last, but certainly not least!
Here is a site with a collection of blogs by senior citizens that is also inspiring and worth a read: Time Goes By: What It’s Really Like to Get Old. As they say in the intro to their “Elderblogs” — Check them out. You will be glad you did!
Have we left any inspiring or cheeky baby boomer bloggers off our list? Share what suggestions you have for our list in the comments below.
We Can Help! Our local advisors can help your family make a confident decision about senior living.